Chequered Ant Spider
Male, Body
Ellura
Ant Spider
Male, dorsal, ~7mm
 
                      
Chequered Ant Spider (Australutica sp)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Spiders, Scorpions, Mites & Ticks (Arachnida)
Order: Spiders (Araneae)
Family: Ant Spider (Zodariidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Chequered Ant Spider (Australutica sp)
This Photo:     🔍Male, ventral🔎

Thank you Ethan Yeoman & Ben Kurek for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~5.5mm long, so quite small.
Superficially looks like a wolf spider.
Quite unusual for a Zodariid. They are usually pretty hairless and dark/black. This one is quite hairy & pale brown.

Copyright © 2019-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Oct-2019
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.